Silver Retreat

It is my privilege to talk to y’all about one of my very favorite topics, drumroll please…

Essential oils. Cue the Jumanji drums, cause these powerful plant potions are where it’s at.

For those of you who do not know me YET, my name is Hillary Howard.  I teach classes at a great yoga studio called Studieaux in St. Pete, Florida.   To give you a little backstory, I have been the crazy oil lady in making since birth.  When I was very young, my interests were not exactly “conventional.” I obsessed over crystals, pressed flowers, and spent 99.9% of my time with my nose in books, and very little socialization.  I never quite felt like I fit in with most kids my age.  I was probably the only kid in school who wanted to be a botanist when I grew up, thank God for the blockbuster rental of Practical Magic.  I think that was my first glimpse into what my life could actually look like.   The magical apothecary was forever etched into my mind.  The bottles of plant potions lining the shelves, the idea of healing my people with all of the tools provided to us in nature.  I didn’t know what it was going to look like, but I knew what my heart wanted.  I knew what my soul needed.

Fast forward to 2014, when I fell in love.  I found a company that had the highest standards, and the most incredible business model.  I found purpose. 

In 2018, I had the honor of visiting our homea farm in Mona, Utah, and I got to see the entire process of Seed to Seal, firsthand on an all expense paid retreat I earned for my organization.  From the time the seed is put into the ground, until it is in the hands of the carrier, we ensure total quality control.  Our products are beyond organic and completely unadulterated.  Non-gmo certified, with a line of GRAS supplement oils called the vitality line, we comply with all FDA standards and strive to produce the highest quality essential oils, and essential oil products on the market.  I have had the opportunity to visit our home, I have personally met and had dinner with the global sales president of our company, and I can assure you that we are exactly who we portray ourselves to be.  When it comes to what I put into and on my body, and the bodies of my children, I will not settle for anything less than 100% transparency. I could write ten blog posts on the incredible work our company is doing, but I think i’m going to literally have to break that down into ten posts, so i’ll keep it short and sweet.

I was definitely a skeptic at first.  I was always more of a “holistic-minded” gal, but I need hard facts to be won over. #Science.  I will never forget the day I learned that simply smelling an oil could halt the release of cortisol and adrenaline during a fight or flight response.  Like what?! Y’all the #science is killer, but I’ve got at least ten more blog posts to go over all of that, and i’ll geek out hard core – so keep an eye out!

These little bottles of liquid gold have changed the lives of myself, and my family in so many wonderful ways.  I cannot wait to share the oily love y’all.  

Love & Light & Valor

Hillary Howard

Hillary Howard is a Silver leader with Young Living. While raising her kids in a natural-minded home, she found that Young Living filled a need. From essential oils to infused supplements and body products, Hillary is always prepared to help others on their journey to a life of wellness, purpose and abundance. 

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